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Support Women Student Athletes of Kansas Athletics

Raised: $2,460  | # of Gifts: 12

Support Women Student Athletes of Kansas Athletics

Title IX is the federal civil rights law signed by President Richard Nixon in 1972. This historic law eliminates sex-based discrimination to ensure that students at educational institutions receiving federal aid, regardless of gender, have access and equality in education. It offers a wide range of protections from athletics and admission to housing and sexual harassment.

Title IX expanded the playing field to include women as student-athletes, giving girls and young women competitive opportunities they rarely had before. The result has been increased involvement of girls and women in sports at all levels, including the Olympics.

Additionally, a growing number of women are finding careers as coaches, athletic directors and conference commissioners.

In its transition from the AIAW to the NCAA, KU's women's sports teams have won more than 20 team conference championships, countless All-America honors, continued success in the classroom and Kansas' first NCAA women's National Championship in 2013 in Outdoor Track & Field.

Please join us in celebrating 50 years of Title IX by supporting women student athletes in Kansas Athletics. Your gift will provide important resources for initiatives such as providing leadership and career opportunities, financial literacy, nutrition, enhanced equipment and a comprehensive approach to student athlete health, safety and well-being with Kansas Team Health and more. Make your gift today in support of KU's women student athletes!